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Data Scientist
Bureau of Meteorology
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Job Title

Data Scientist

Job Description

A key part of the Bureau's services is the gridded forecast information which underpins our 7 day public weather, marine and fire weather services, and provides input to graphical displays such as http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/. Operational meteorologists play a role in curating this information using the Graphical Forecast Editor or GFE.

The Forecast Systems Team seeks to improve the quality and resilience of the forecast production process, with a current focus on the GFE. We obtain the data and develop the software tools and science techniques which let us understand the quality of the forecasts the Bureau produces. We propose ways to systematically improve the service which we provide to the Australian community, and participate in implementation of the improvements within our forecasting platforms. You will join a small but growing team of meteorologists and software engineers (5 to 10 people) and will apply your skills in software engineering, using Python on Linux platforms, to expand our team's data science investigations. You will broaden the impact of our work through the connections you build with colleagues in the National Forecast Services and Data and Digital groups.

This is a great opportunity to work on meaningful software applications for the public good, in a research environment with a commitment to innovation and quality.

This is an Australian government job so you need to be an Australian Citizen to apply. The application process is quite formal see the official description https://bit.ly/2DemND3

Restrictions

  • No telecommuting
  • No Agencies Please

Requirements

This is an summary of the formal requirements detailed in the official description.

  • Demonstrated ability in software engineering including expertise in Python.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with complex and high-volume numerical data, achieving suitable performance and quality.
  • Knowledge of scientific Python libraries and experience working in a scientific, engineering or statistical environment would be an advantage.

This is an Australian government job so you need to be an Australian Citizen to apply. The application process is quite formal see the official description https://bit.ly/2DemND3

About the Company

The Bureau of Meteorology is one of the few organisations that touches the lives of all Australians and all Australia, every day.

A key part of the Bureau's services is the gridded forecast information which underpins our 7 day public weather, marine and fire walicationseather services, and provides input to graphical displays such as http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/. Operational meteorologists play a role in curating this information using the Graphical Forecast Editor or GFE.

Contact Info

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